Booming! The MYBA Charter Show 2014 Closes with the Yachting Industry Bigger than Ever

The yachting industry is booming. The MYBA Charter Show 2014 in Genoa, showcasing the most impressive yachts on the charter market, has been nothing short of amazing. Not only are yachts becoming  more exciting with indulgent interiors, striking finishes and ever more outrageous water toys, the range of charter destinations is increasing very quickly with captains keen to discover the undiscovered and offer something new and exotic to their guests. LA DEA II’s captain, Mark Hoskins is a key exponent of this new age of exploration as he prepared his stunning 161 foot Trinity for an expedition to circumnavigate the world.

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LA DEA II is three decks of utter splendour. Providing the benchmark is luxury yachting, she features all that you could desire in a charter. Her salon, complete with grand piano is simply marvellous whilst the bathrooms, lined with rich mahogany and marble are indicative of true decadence.

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The huge swim platform is a great place to spend lazy afternoons right by the water while the flybridge is a real highlight. Whether you’re soaking up the sun on one of the massive sun pads, lying back with a book or sipping on champagne in the jacuzzi, you will feel like you’ve arrived at the pinnacle of luxury.

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While LA DEA II is off discovering new and exciting destinations, luxury yachting in Greece continues to hit new heights. Chartering in unknown regions of the South Pacific is undoubtedly an exciting new development but there remains a lot to be said for cruising around the stunning Cyclades and indulging yourself in Santorini.

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New legislation has decreed that non-EU registered yachts no longer need a license to charter in Greece meaning that the selection of charter yachts in Greece is bigger than ever. In addition to that the 10% luxury tax previously imposed on pleasure yachts has been abolished, leaving only the 6.5% VAT on week long charters in the Aegean.

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 Yacht charter in Greece is now more accessible than ever. To find out more about chartering, please don’t hesitate to contact the Boatbookings team.

Best in Show at Asia’s Finest Yacht Shows

Asia is quietly becoming one of the most sought after destinations for yachting enthusiasts. This is reflected in the ever increasing number of boat shows which will be taking place in the Far East this year. 1,000’s of yachts from the best boat makers will be on show throughout the continent at the Shanghai International Boat Show, the Hainan Boat Show in Sanya and the very first Taiwan Yacht Show amongst others.

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 The most established of these is in Singapore and the much awaited 2014 Singapore Yacht Show finally gets under way tomorrow. Singapore is a country where doing things by half don’t really seem to be an option. Hundreds travel far and wide for the Singapore Grand Prix which is consistently a highlight on the F1 calendar. This is far from being Singapore’s only attraction however and while Lewis Hamilton and the finest drivers in the world are off strutting their stuff elsewhere, the Singapore Yacht Show promises to be an event of special magnificence.

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Some of the world’s largest and most spectacular yachts will be on show and few are more impressive than CLOUD 9. 69m of the most supreme luxury, she is one of the finest example of what there is on offer at the pinnacle of the Super Yachting industry.

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Boasting an impressive 500 square metres of living space over 5 decks, her volume of indulgent luxury is quite overwhelming. It is hard to pick individual highlights but the bridge deck is breath-taking. The salon on this level converts into a magnificent home cinema and large circular doors at the stern open to allow you to enjoy stunning panoramic views while enjoying a dining experience like no other.

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The sundeck is also particularly impressive. Up on the top deck, featuring a wet bar, a further dining area, a jacuzzi and a huge sun bed, lazy afternoons will melt away while you enjoy the sunshine in wonderful splendour.

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Away from CLOUD 9, visitors will be flocking around ROYAL ALBATROS. This, the largest charter yacht in Singapore is a majestic example of a traditional sailing yacht.

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Reminiscent of some of the stunning ships seen in The Pirates of the Caribbean, ROYAL ALBATROS is truly unique. A traditional square rig hoists 22 sails which makes her look just amazing. Rest assured, however that you will not be sleeping in hammocks and battling scurvy on board as per the pirates of old. Air conditioned throughout, she is luxuriously comfortable and with 2 bars, a stunning grand salon and state of the art lighting and audio-visual technology, she possesses all that you need for an unforgettable charter.

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Celeb Gossip 2014! Start off the New Year with the style of a Celebrity aboard a luxury charter yacht!

Advertising mogul Charles Saatchi and his new partner, fashion guru Trinny Woodall were spied seeing in the New Year aboard a luxury charter yacht worth $25 million in the Caribbean! This celebrity couple, recently embroiled in a scandal with legendary chef Nigella Lawson, were caught sunning it up in the beautiful waters of exotic island Mustique in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Saatchi and Woodall turned down the invitation to Mick Jagger’s elusive New Year’s bash, attended by big names like Kate Moss and Bryan May, for the unrivalled decadence of a luxury yacht charter. Rumour has it that the glamorous couple opted to celebrate on board a 160ft super yacht not unlike the spectacular 188ft Abeking & Rasmussen DIAMOND A below, available for charter in the Caribbean now!

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And who wouldn’t want to spend the holiday season aboard a gorgeous, stunning yacht amongst the warm turquoise seas and pristine sandy beaches of the Caribbean – it is simply too alluring to be ignored! We at Boatbookings offer a spectacular range of luxurious motor and sailing yachts for charter in the Caribbean alongside expert advise on boat choice, locations and itineraries to ensure your charter vacation is truly unforgettable!

For more information on Caribbean yacht charters, feel free to contact our or submit an enquiry here

Displaning: The Future of Superyacht Design

The Italians are at it again.. 2 weeks ago, Lazzarini launched their avant-garde pod of luxury, and a few days ago powerhouse Canados revealed their new Oceanic range, which uses pioneering technology to create fast, dynamic cruising.

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The explorer range, currently consisting of the Oceanic Yacht 90? and the Oceanic Yacht 140? feature the introduction of the “Displaning” hull concept, conceived by Arrabito Naval Design. This brand new hull shape gets its name by combining ‘displacement’ and ‘planing’, and marks a considerable step forward in yachting technology, offering the best of both displacement and semi-planing configurations. In general, displacement speeds offer low consumption and longer range, while semi-planing offers higher performance.

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This is a brand-new, cost effective and innovative way for transoceanic vessels to travel. Moreover, the boats feature extended outdoor and indoor living volumes, ability to carry large toys and tenders, and an equally cutting edge Diesel-Electric propulsion system.

If you have understood everything then these are no doubt the boats for you! A technology enthusiasts dream, these boats will be capable of visiting the most remote spots on the planet while providing optimum comfort.

DENIKI – Luxury Super Yacht of the Week

The vast portfolio of Luxury Super Yachts that are available for charter makes the choice of picking a weekly favourite extremely difficult. However, DENIKI is quite stunning in every regard so that is why she is this weeks choice! Currently on show at the 2012 Antigua Yacht Show, DENIKI is a 52.3m Amels Super Yacht, accommodating up to 10 guests in 5 luxurious cabins. She combines both sleek lines and contemporary styling with a bold use of colour, making her extremely striking.

Each of the cabins are decorated with a different colour scheme, and the master suite is decorated with an African theme, which is such a unique feature of the yacht and adds to DENIKI's character. She also has on board a steam room, gym and sauna, decorated beautifully with mosaics. The contemporary art décor is bright and colourful, and shows off the attention to detail in DENIKI's design.

An all-important factor of a charter is of course the food, and DENIKI's chefs Ben and Gareth produce super food throughout the day! When our Managing Director and Charter Director spent a day out on DENIKI, they dined on Kobe beef carpaccio with a truffle dressing and grilled mahi-mahi with sweet peppers. She has 11 crew who will attend to your every need to ensure that you have the best experience possible. Some of her best features are her water toys, including Tenders, Jet Skis, Water Skis, Wakeboards and towable toys – which are bound to keep both the adults and children entertained for hours. She also features a gym with all of the latest cardiovascular equipment and weights.

Deniki master cabinThe reason why she is this weeks favourite is due to her incredible outdoor space. She offers multiple sunbathing areas with large cushions to ensure maximum comfort. There are also beautiful areas to sip cocktails, such as their espresso martinis, whilst watching the sunset and outdoor al fresco dining areas, perfect for sampling the gastronomic treats from the chef.

She is available for charter in the Mediterranean in the summer, and the Caribbean during the winter season. You can also send your charter enquiries to charter@boatbookings.com, and our brokers will be delighted to provide you with more information.
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